Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Church of Serbia - 2/4/18 The week following the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt is called Palm or Branch Week. At the Tuesday services of this week the Church recalls that Jesus’ friend Lazarus has died and that the Lord is going to raise him from the dead (Jn 11). As the days continue toward ...

Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

Church of Serbia - 9/4/17 Palm Sunday is the celebration of the triumphant entrance of Christ into the royal city of Jerusalem. He rode on a colt for which He Himself had sent, and He permitted the people to hail Him publicly as a king. A large crowd met Him in a manner befitting royalty, waving palm ...

Serbian Patriarch celebrated his Patron feast-day – St. Lazarus Saturday

Church of Serbia - 9/4/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received on 8 April 2017, on the occasion of St.  Lazarus Day - the patron saint of His Holiness - after the Eucharistic gathering in the Cathedral church in Belgrade, Slava guests at the Patriarchal Residence in Belgrade, where a solemn rite of blessing the Slava ...

Holy Week: A Mystic Torrent

Fr. Steven Kostoff - OCA- April 2016 As we enter Holy Week, the festal atmosphere of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday yields to the solemnity, sobriety and sadness of Holy Week as the Lord moves toward His voluntary and life-giving Passion.  The Son of God came into the world “to bear witness to the truth” [John 18:37] ...

Lazarus Saturday

April 2016 The Beginning of the Cross: Saturday of Lazarus "Having fulfilled Forty Days... we ask to see the Holy Week of Thy Passion." With these words sung at Vespers of Friday, Lent comes to its end and we enter into the annual commemoration of Christ's suffering, death and Resurrection. It begins on the Saturday of Lazarus. ...

Celebration of Lazarus Saturday in Bethany

On April 6, 2015, Lazarus Saturday, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, headed divine services at the Orthodox School of Bethany, where a chapel stands at the site of the Savior's meeting with Lazarus and his sisters, which is illustrated by ancient ...

Support “the Little Miracle of Bethany”

Dan Koski - 6/4/15 Orthodox Girls School of Bethany Pray the Our Father in Arabic  Photos: Lazarus Saturday In Bethany April 2015 Lazarus Saturday Appeal Dear All Thanks to those that have enthusiastically responded to our Lazarus Saturday Appeal.   Many responded, but more help is needed! This morning I went to Bethany to join the Russian Orthodox faithful of the ...

Synaxarion for Lazarus Saturday

April 2015 On this day, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the fourth-day raising from the dead of Lazarus, the righteous friend of Christ. Lazarus[1] was a Hebrew, of the sect of the Pharisees and, as far as is known, he was the son of Simon the Pharisee, who dwelt in the village of Bethany. He ...

Lazarus Saturday Appeal from Orthodox Girls School of Bethany

Painting Easter Eggs in Bethany. 

21/3/15 Visit St Lazarus International Website here: Christian Affairs in the Holy Land for the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem here: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ; On Lazarus Saturday, Orthodox faithful will gather to celebrate the raising of Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, from his tomb in the ancient city of Bethany on the eastern ...